Purdon Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Purdon Family History

If you are conducting some Purdon family history research then you can view the Purdon coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Purdon surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


The name Purdon in Ireland is usually of immigrant origin having been established in Counties Clare and Limerick by settlers who arrived from England during the seventeenth century. It is in these Counties as well as in County Cork that the majority of descendants bearing this name in Ireland can still today be found.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Purdon Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
The Chevron Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise
Chief Dominion, authority, wisdom, achievement in battle
Leopard Represents Courage and Force
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